Tempo Tune Tuesday
I really think that sub title has a ring to it. I could be on to something. ;)
You are just gonna love me! I dare you to listen to this song and NOT want to go for a run, (or dance around your house...not that I would EVER do that!), when you hear it. It's called "The Walker," by Fitz and the Tantrums. I love F & the Ts but I have to say this is the first song I've added to my running playlist. Secretly I want to rename it "The Runner" since I'm pretty sure the first few lines are about me...possibly?
Saturday morning was one of my best runs in a while! I'm talking since Boston, since my silly long-lasting cold virus, etc. Chilly temps, great tunes and an awesome trail = 7 spectacular Saturday miles.
So naturally I was pumped. I took my snow tires into the shed and saw............
My Bike!!! I pumped the tires and decided to go for a short spin on the trail, (~45 minutes or so).
It's too bad I'm so overwhelmingly sexy in my bike helmet. I know. Be jealous. BTW: what the heck am I doing here????? LOL.
So as it turned out, I was a little sore from my super short bike ride. :S This did not bode well for my Sunday long run. Whomp whomp.
I fought so hard to get my Garmin saying '14 big ones' today. Mind over matter for sure.
|My face in the bottom right corner about sums it up.....exhausted!|
The movie Frozen should come with a warning telling you that you will want to watch it over and over again. Sorry for such a crappy picture.
After my last post I felt pressured to keep my arms up to snuff! LOL. I did 8 minute arms and a few other arm moves. Here's my set up for 8 min arms:
|All the weights are laid out right there so I can easily access them. I use different weights for some of the various arm moves with 'The Gang.' ;)|
"Lola, I'm heading out for a short run now." :) She didn't move but I'm pretty sure I heard a sarcastic, "Oh really?!?! Let me go update my facebook status about your run right now!" Always supportive.
Now that you think I'm totally bonkers for giving my dog a voice, I'll get back to the run.
Tonight's theme: bright colours! The picture doesn't do justice to the actual beaming glow of my cep compression sleeves, which I LOVE by the way. I picked them up at the expo in Boston and will use any excuse to wear them on my runs now.
I did 4 easy miles in reverse of my usual route....on the advice of my PT and sneaker guy. Running your usual route in reverse order is sort of weird at first. But it's good to keep your joints and muscles guessing so that they're not subject to the constant repetitive pressures of the turns/caber of the road. Mix it up...you may find it exhilarating! ;)
Either way, thanks for reading all the way to the end, and of course, for stopping by GGR. Have a happy day!